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Product review
Updated April 2021

Laundry detergents

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April 2021

Persil

Ultimate

Price
$6.99
Score
82
Good
Recommended

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Test results

  • 85
    Everyday grime
  • 71
    Collar & cuff grime
  • 99
    Grass
  • 76
    Olive oil
  • 65
    Make-up
  • 88
    Chocolate ice cream
  • 100
    Baby food
  • 56
    Blood

Good points

  • Very good at removing everyday grime.
  • Good at removing collar and cuff stains.
  • Excellent at removing grass stains.
  • Good at removing olive oil stains.
  • OK at removing make-up stains.
  • Very good at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
  • Excellent at removing baby food stains.
  • OK at removing blood stains.

Bad points

No obvious bad points.

Product

  • Avg price

    $6.99

  • Cost per wash

    $0.41

  • Test machine

    Front

  • Type

    Powder

  • Pack size (g/ml)

    1000

  • Washes per pack

    17

Label claims

  • Has enzymes

    Not stated

  • Has optical brighteners

    Not stated

  • Low to no phosphate claim

    Yes

  • Safe for septic tanks claim

    Not stated

More info

    Member reviews

    3 Member reviews

    Good washing powder

    Pros

    I have found this very good at cleaning dirty overalls and jeans.

    Cons

    More expensive than some washing powders.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Mary B.

    Used 6 months or more

    Excellent performance.

    Pros

    Only need to use half to two-thirds of the recommended dose for great results.

    Cons

    None.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Dwayne B.

    Used 6 months or more

    This laundry product seems to cause a rash

    Pros

    Not much

    Cons

    Some years ago I suffered a severe rash in my groin and we put it down to Persil laundry powder. So we stopped using it, using Drive instead and no problem. However, that isn't available nowadays. My Wife has used Persil more recently and no problem, until a couple of months ago when the rash appeared again and has to be dealt with using a Cortisone ointment. So we have now purchased Persil Sensitive to see how that goes,

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Norman G

    Used 6 months or more

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